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How to Effectively Plan a Home Addition Project?

How to Effectively Plan a Home Addition Project?

Home additions increase living space and add value to your home!

The planning and execution of a home addition or room addition or even a master suite addition can be as complicated as building a new home from the ground up. So an organized approach with good planning and design, and choosing an experienced design/build team is very important in helping you navigate the demands and requirements of a home remodeling project.

San Diego Room Addition Drafting Plan for Residence:


Here are a few guidelines before you get started:

Know your budget.

Knowing your budget is perhaps the best place to start when planning any room add-on- even before talking to or deciding on a San Diego Contractor. It is important to establish a realistic budget and to know where the funds will be coming from. Funds can be from your savings, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, or 2nd mortgages. Most of all, your budget will determine the size of your room addition and the types of finishing you will choose.

Know your property lines and setbacks.

Knowing your property lines will help you determine where you can locate your room addition. If you are unsure if your property lines and setbacks fit with your planned room addition, your contractor (AKA: “Ritz Design Build” 🙂 ) can assist you. Or you can contact your local building inspector or city zoning board (Planning department). They are available to help answer any questions you have, and are an excellent resource for useful tips and ideas.

Know you home value.

It is important to understand how building a room addition will impact the value of your home. In terms of return on investment, bigger is not always better, especially if it prices your home above the market trends in your neighborhood. Contact a local real estate agent, or look online to see how your planned room addition will affect your home’s value. The numbers need to make sense.

Choose the Right San Diego Contractor!

To make certain your room addition is built correctly, to code, and within your time line and budget- it is important to find the right general contractor. With over 49 years in business, 5 star ratings and reviews, thousands of completed projects, FREE 3D designs, BBB accredited, and licensed and insured Ritz Design Build has been “Making Dreams a Reality Since 1965”. We have the knowledge, integrity, and experience to take your room addition from the initial planning phase, through permitting, through building, and all the way to completion; within your budget and time frame. Guaranteed.

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